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Gabby Douglas' Tuesday afternoon appearances canceled

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Gymnast Gabby Douglas in Nike's new ad (Credit: Nike / YouTube) Gymnast Gabby Douglas in Nike's new ad (Credit: Nike / YouTube)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) –Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas’ two public appearances scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in St. Louis have been canceled.

The three-time gold medalist was scheduled to sign autographs at the St. Louis Galleria from 3:30 to 4 p.m. and the Chesterfield Mall from 5 to 6 p.m.  

Tuesday morning, spokespersons for the malls said they were notified that Douglas would not be making the appearances. 

According to a spokesperson with Chaifetz Arena, Douglas was in town promoting October's Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions and there were "conflicts" with the scheduled appearances that made getting to her next stop, Indianapolis, difficult.

There were many fans excited to go see the three-time Olympic gold medalist who now won't be able to get that opportunity.

“All the parents and gymnasts love Gabby (Douglas),” Kris Rogers from St. Louis Spirit Gymnastics said. “They really look forward to any opportunities to see the gymnasts when they come into town so I’m sure there’s a bunch of disappointed gymnasts running around town.”

The gymnast reportedly signed photographs so that some of those who show up to the canceled appearances may receive an autograph. 

“They’ll be excited to get an autograph but ideally they’d love to see her. She is just a presence to be around,” Rogers said.

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